Gucci’s American Hustle

February 19, 2014

There’s a touch of ye’ olde Tom Ford in this Gucci collection. Mixed with Prada from Miuccia’s heyday. And, to be honest, it’s all the better for it. Frida Giannini seems to be veering left and right in her last few collections at Gucci. Perhaps it’s clutching at straws. Perhaps it’s because there’s a big […]

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NEW! Gucci Guilty Black Pour Femme and Pour Homme

April 5, 2013

Lots of masstige fragrance releases pass me by without any lasting effect. So, I was surprised when Gucci’s Guilty (released 2010) turned into a bit of a grower with me instead of just quietly going merrily on its way. Plus, it looked great. Still does. Those sexy chi-chi interlocking Gs and the blingtastic gold bottle. […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

April 3, 2013

A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.”LOVING Mary Katrantzou x Current/Elliott – Exclusive to, this collaboration between London’s Queen of Print and denim label Current/Elliott is the top of everyone’s wish list this week. The Tutor Crowd – The online English tuition provider has corrected the grammar […]

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Gucci’s Triumphant Return to Form for S/’S’13

September 21, 2012

I’ve had issues with Gucci with some of its recent seasons’ showings. A fan from it’s re-vamped, sexed up heyday in the ’90s, first with Rose Marie Bravo and then Tom Ford at the helm, re-marketing it to an audience of willing Gucci fashion slaves, it’s been hit and miss and has never quite captured […]

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Gucci launch ‘Premiere by Gucci’

July 14, 2012

Gucci have tended to do glitz in a BIG way re their latest perfume offerings. We had the sexy, golden hued tones of Gucci Guilty in all it’s sheeny,’look at me’ sparkly addictiveness (a great masstige offer) and then the powers that be turned up the notch by adding to the party, Gucci Gulity Intense […]

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Gucci merges Anna Karenina Infuences with Commercial Realism for A/W’12

February 27, 2012

I’m not sure about this season’s Gucci, to be honest. Is it commercial genius or is it just beginning to look a bit ‘older woman’ without the edginess? Yes, there are huge high points in this Fall/Winter ’12 collection, dripping in luxe fabrications such as lush rich velvets, jacquards, fine wools and fur but is […]

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Gucci releases Flora Garden range.

February 24, 2012

You could do worse that gift your Mother with a bottle of the newly released Gucci Flora Garden* for Mother’s Day (*released on 7th March). Taking its inspiration from one of the fashion house’s most iconic motifs, Creative Director, Frida Giannini explains, “With Flora by Gucci, I wanted to express the loveliness of the Flora […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

October 21, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.LOVING Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Elixirs – Intense volume of fragrance in a silky smooth roll-on that’s gentler while being more ‘knock-out’.  Ideal for handbags or travelling, this little addition packs a huge punch while retaining all of the […]

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Gucci Guilty Intense ramps it up but doesn’t rock the boat.

August 31, 2011

Gucci Guilty grew on me.  It launched in 2010 in a blaze of glory, all sexy ads and sleek intertwining G’s holding the seductive juice so it was bound to get lots of media attention. At first I thought it a bit samey but nothing to get your knickers in a twist over but, I […]

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Colin McDowell Curates Masters of Style Exhibition at London’s Somerset House.

July 20, 2011

One of the must see fashion exhibitions of the Summer season currently resides at London’s Somerset House. Curated by the world famous fashion historian & journalist Colin McDowell and sponsored by stylish Italian beer brand, Peroni Nastro Azzuro, six of the most globally renowned fashion iconoclast brands have been brought together to show their past advertising […]

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